Coweta says "no" to Starship

Thu, 01/22/2009 - 5:27pm
By: Ben Nelms

Starship to Coweta

It appeared Tuesday night that the stars had not aligned for Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts in its preparation to open the company’s newest location at Thomas Crossroads. District 4 Commissioner Rodney Brooks told more than 300 anxious residents in attendance that the business license application was being denied because Starship had been determined to be a sexually-oriented business that is not permitted in the commercial area. The praise heaped on commissioners that night were contrasted Wednesday by the comments of Starship CEO Kelly Rogers, insisting that he would stock the store and not back off from his intention to operate his business.

“Based on what (county staff) have seen, and what they have been told, staff believes the proposed store is a sexually-oriented business and, therefore, cannot operate at the proposed location without rezoning,” District 4 Commissioner Rodney Brooks said in a prepared statement. “Our county staff has informed the board that they will be denying this business license application at this time.”

Brooks’ remarks were followed by applause and cheering from the standing room-only crowd that packed the commission chambers, the foyer outside and had spilled down the stairway into the first floor lobby.

County ordinances state that for a business selling adult-oriented items to be located in a zoning district other than Industrial it must have less than 25 percent of its business that includes those items. Rogers told The Citizen in December that his Thomas Crossroads location would comply with the ordinance.

But county attorney Nathan Lee after the Tuesday meeting said county staff had determined that adult-oriented merchandise would constitute more than the limit allowed by the ordinance.

“Based upon what his license said, (county staff) investigated, spoke with the owners and they believe that what they’ve been told and what they’ve seen, once it’s stocked, it’s going to cross the 25 percent threshold,” Lee said. “(County staff) have gone to other stores that were represented to be 25 percent stores.”

Comments from numerous residents such as Ken Adams, Chris Pettigrew and Marvin Latham who followed the commission’s announcement were unanimous in support of the county’s decision, expressing their appreciation for what they said was local government’s acknowledgment of a family-friendly, wholesome way of life in Coweta. Many of the speakers were ministers and residents of the Sharpsbug and Newnan areas. Many taking the podium said their comments had been amended by the county’s decision to deny the business license application. Some warned that a lawsuit could follow, but asked commissioners to stand their ground.

One of those commenting added an enhanced take on the situation. Thomas Golden’s comments mirrored many that preceded and followed his, but he surfaced questions that ran the gamut from economic development to pending litigation against the county to signage at the Starship site.

“(The store) is already there. How do they make $20,000 worth of changes and then come here today and (the county says) we’re going to deny them a business license?” Golden asked. “Not only that, this happened in between the time the former Commissioner Leigh Schlumper filed a sexual harassment law suit against this county. She may have a claim now. But this happened between November and January. (With Starship) I’m talking about the certificate for them to go in and make permanent changes to the property. We have a store at Thomas Crossroads that advertises adult novelties. So I’m optimistic and grateful for all you commissioners, we know you think like the majority of all the people here. The problem is that we’re all at fault because we didn’t change it to 5 percent or less before.”

“We’ve spent all these millions on economic development,” Golden continued. “Do you think a regional vice president is going to come in and want to move to a community that’s going to look like Old National Highway, Cheshire Bridge Road, Jonesboro? How are you going to spend millions of dollars (for economic development) when you have the new development office about two miles from this store and the new Coweta industrial park two miles the other way? How are you going to take them there without going past Starship? We appreciate what you’re doing and I hope you not only say we’re going to deny the business license, I hope you’ll go out there tomorrow, the five of you, and help them take down the sign.”

Golden’s reference to Schlumper dealt with her filing of a federal lawsuit in early 2008 against Commissioner Tim Lassetter, former Commissioner Tim Higgins and Coweta County over allegations of gender discrimination, libel and slander.

Relating to the store’s signage, county attorney Lee said after the meeting that the county cannot regulate signage by content. The law is very clear on that, he said. And pertaining to the ordinance provision that allows adult-oriented items under the 25 percent stipulation, County Administrator Theron Gay said that ordinance has been in place for several years.

Contacted Wednesday, Starship CEO Kelly Rogers was forthcoming with his plans for the Thomas Crossroads business. Rogers said he intends to stock the store and that it will be in compliance with ordinance requirements, adding that he would go through the appeal process if needed. He also questioned the approach used by the county to determine that he would not be in compliance.

“We’ll stock the store. I’m not going to let up at all. I’ve expended too much money,” Rogers said, leading up to his position on the county’s visit to other Starship locations. “You can’t just go in a store and walk around and say this is more than 25 percent. Once (the Thomas Crossroads store) is stocked I’ll have the numbers. They can come in and check for themselves. Hopefully, when they audit they’ll see I’m below the 25 percent and issue a license so we won’t have to battle it out in court. If they disagree with the percentage they can tell me what they think should be in the adult column.”

Responding to questions about the wording of the store-front and streetside signage that reads “Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts” and the attention it has received, Rogers said he would be willing to alter it, but only if doing so would help bring closure to the issue of his operating the business.

“We’re an adult store, not a sexually-oriented business as defined by the ordinance. If it came down to it I’d change the sign to say something like ‘novelties and gifts’ without the word ‘adult,’ but only if we could move forward and them stop messing with me,” Rogers said.

Asked about his other stores and ordinance conditions present in those communities, Rogers said about half of the stores are located in communities that carry a 25-50 percent requirement.

Rogers also said the Thomas Crossroads store’s inventory will include less than 15 percent of items such as pipes and rolling papers.

Starship operates 19 stores in metro Atlanta, Athens, Columbus and Chattanooga.

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Submitted by redrooster on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 6:48am.

What happened to freedom of choice. You are all slaves ($) to the the man unable to think for yourself!

Submitted by skyspy on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 7:38am.

It's a shame. Our government will keep printing more to fulfill the needs of people who live way beyond their means.

Let's let capitalism work. If a buisness can make it on its own merit great. If not let it fail without a bailout.

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Submitted by JC Air on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:19pm.

Most folks around here wouldn't go in that place if they thought they'd get caught; they know it's wrong. Porn destroys lives. But,it is a part of free speech and people have a right to view it. However, it doesn't have to be sold in my neck of the woods. It's available in other places and that's fine.

If people post photos on a blog of everyone who pulls into the parking lot, they won't last a month.

Peddle your stuff up on Old National, where apparently no one cares.

alis aquilae -- On Eagle's Wings

Submitted by mthom5436 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:54am.

I'm bored. I wish the porn shop was open so I would have somthing to do.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:34am.

Would a "Starship" fly in Fayette county?

Of course it wouldn't.

The vast, overwhelming majority of people living in Fayette county are good, God-fearing Christians who understand that the proper role of sex in a married couple's life is for the sole purpose of procreation.

As such, there'd truly be no market for a store that sold various sexual aids and accouterments here in Fayette, owing to the paucity of sexual relations within the vast majority of Fayette boudoirs.

Contrast that to the Godless hordes of Coweta county who treat sex as little more than recreation! Small wonder that Starship is attempting to locate a store within Coweta county borders, given the throngs of sex-crazed lust-addicted masses living there....this is a simple Economics 101 lesson of filling a market need!

Palin-Nugent 2012

Submitted by mysteryman on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:36pm.

Surely Starship would not only fly in Fayette, it would be launched into orbit. I mean come on people we already have SPAS, PAWN SHOPS, TITLE HOCK SHOPS, and plenty of vacant shop space, so why not come on down, might as well entice a strip club to set up shop in the pavillion, just think of all of the county commisioners mouths watering over the sales tax revenues generated by these endeavors, couple of no tel motels, and a few video poker and keno palaces, and our journey will be complete, welcome to Clayette county....NYCE..

Submitted by ptcmom678 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:18pm.

According to another article, PTC could actually have adult stores here. I quote Mr. Munford here, but...

"If a business such as Starship Enterprise tried to locate in Peachtree City, its options would be limited by zoning laws. By city ordinance, any store selling adult sex toys would be considered a “sexually oriented business.”

Sexually oriented businesses can only be operated on land zoned for general industrial use, according to city ordinance.

Among a host of other regulations, the city forbids any sexually oriented business from being located within 1,500 feet of any school, religious institution, public park, day care center or residential property. That distance is measured from the closest point on the property line of both parcels, according to the ordinance. Such a business must also be 1,000 feet away from any other sexually oriented business, the ordinance states."

There ARE quite a few open buildings fitting these specifications over on Huddleston and Dividend. Starship, come on down! Instead of just a store, you can be a warehouse store :0

(Please note, there is a certain amount of sarcasm here)

Submitted by mthom5436 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:26pm.

There are at least 3 churches in various places along huddleston and dividend.

Submitted by sevendust007 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:58am.

Where do you come off saying Coweta County has "Godless hordes"? As a resident of Coweta County, I take extreme offense to that comment. And as for the content of your statement, I believe you might have missed a few areas of Fayette County in your assessment.

Submitted by Anathema_Herem on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:13pm.

Sniffles5 was obviously failing to make a clever and culturally-relevant statement about the nature of sex and religion in the South Atlanta area. There's no reason to be offended at this poor attempt; I'm sure this person will be far more witty and acerbic in the future.

But seriously, this isn't worth getting your knickers in a twist.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:24pm.

Good cultural satire is obviously wasted on the Godless Coweta hordes.
Palin-Nugent 2012

Submitted by Anathema_Herem on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:43pm.

...I can be happily godless without having to live in Coweta, thank you very much.

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Submitted by WakeUp on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:20pm.

Don't get ruffled over sniffles. He/She is very good at being a smart "donkey". Ignore sniffles and maybe someday, some glorious day, they will go away.

Submitted by Anathema_Herem on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:45pm.

I just couldn't resist poking that ant hill with a sharp stick. Smiling

Submitted by mthom5436 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:47am.

Peachtree City is full of swingers and other sexual misfits. (Who all probably attend church regularly) A Starship in Peachtree City wouldn't make it past the city council but if it did that particular location would probaly turn into Starships highest grossing location.

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Submitted by k0bra on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 2:28pm.

Haha amen. if you people only knew how many swingers and shenanigans went on around here your perfect little city would fall on it's bed of lies that it is. Laughing out loud enjoy your delusions.

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 6:10pm.

Urban city legend says that the boat docks on Lake Peachtree used to be the "secret" hide-out for people cheating on spouses.

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Submitted by ahavah_lachaim on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:10am.

Okay, this stuff isn't my thing, and frankly I don't agree with it at all, BUT we live in a country that allows freedom of expression, so if the store thinks it will get business and the community wants it, so be it.

Apparently, Coweta doesn't want the store there. I don't blame them at all(and I am FAR from a "little ole blue hair") and good for them for rallying to fight something they felt would make their community look trashy.

Ahavah "Despite treason after treason, and sabatoge after sabatoge, God's empire of light never falls into total eclipse. Satan wages a futile war."

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:18am.

Refuah Shelayma

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Submitted by ahavah_lachaim on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 3:29pm.

thanks! Smiling

Ahavah @-8-

"Despite treason after treason, and sabatoge after sabatoge, God's empire of light never falls into total eclipse. Satan wages a futile war."

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Submitted by christi on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:44am.

As a Cowetan, I'd like to say "thanks" to all of you superior Peachtree city folk that have clumped us into one old, sexually frustrated, back-woods group. I for one have no problems with the things that places like Starship sells. I have partaken in a few such "toys" myself (but that's another story). The problem is, and please read this slowly so that you'll get it, stores like this make communities look TRASHY! Most of Coweta doesn't want this store because of how it will make our city look! Sure we're not as "upper-class" as you folk, sure there are some Bible beaters picketing (these are the same ones that stand out in front of WalMart with the pictures of aborted babies by the way) but the majority of us aren't against good, kinky sex, we just don't want to have a store like that here! If you're so "for" it, invite Starship to open up in Peachtree City. Oh, the thought of that and the uproar it would cause brings a smile to my lips.....

Submitted by mthom5436 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:05am.

I agree with almost everything Christi said but I don't understand what makes this a Coweta vs. PTC battle. Coweta has just as many pain in the butt bible beaters as Peachtree City. I have lived in PTC for 12 years and it always bugs me when I hear sournding communities give us crap for being snobs. I have several years of restaurant experience in Peachtree City and customers from Tyrone,Sharpsburg, etc. are every bit as rude and snobby as Peachtree City people.

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Submitted by christi on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:12am.

I don't like that either. Nothing bothers me more than people thinking they are better than someone else. However, I was responding to all of the derogatory comments made toward people from Coweta in this thread; when they know good and well that they would be responding the same way if a store like this tried to open there. Think about the uproar made when a Goodwill tried to open there!!! What were they saying, it would bring riff raff into the city or something like that? Pots and kettles...

Submitted by mthom5436 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:28am.

Remember when the Tatoo shop open in PTC. People went nuts. I mostley blame commercial real estate developers. The have flooded the market so bad that land lords have no choice but to rent to these seedy businesses.

Submitted by Spyglass on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 10:26am.

As a PTC resident I don't blame you. Don't let the FEW on this board that like to sling mud bother you. I'm convinced most of them are the same person anyways. Smiling

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Submitted by christi on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:20am.

Thank you!

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Submitted by Findu Veryfunny on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 9:03pm.

BRING IT ON! Good to see a small-er business GO IN instead of GOING OUT!! Heck, let 'em open up a Starship Superstore in the old Winn-Dixie building (oh,...there is a joke in there somewhere!!) I would SO shop in there! Let my money go into a county I live in, instead of Fulton County! I have "frequented" Starship a-plenty, and they really do "card" (and WATCH) you!!
Dang, I want a part-time job! Smiling

Submitted by whitegirl2008 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:33am.


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Submitted by TonyF on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 10:37am.

Let me begin by saying what a pleasure it is to see our middle school students so involved in public affairs. I am a bit puzzled about one thing: how do you get into a Starship store without an ID?
Oh well, at least reading and writing aren't prerequisites for purchasing adult novelties.

"Your, yore, you're all idiots." (T.Floyd)

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Submitted by CRAZED on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 6:54pm.


Submitted by jackyldo on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 5:11pm.

they lure the unsuspecting in.. sometimes they even drag them out of their cars.

Your rights are to not shop anywhere you choose. If the market is bad, the store will close ((Circuit City / Goodys / World Market)).

What someone sells as long as it is legal is their business and the right to buy said products should they wish is the customer's choice.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 2:48am.

As was mentioned earlier, let the follicley challenged have their say.

If you're over 60 a Starship store is not worth worrying about. (see photo)

If you're under 60 and never tried it, you have no idea what you're missing.

Let’s get real after all, the parking lot would have been filled cars with Fayette County tags.

PTC should have one as well so our brethren from Cowetta County could shop hear.

The traffic would only be a problem on Sundays just after church.

What exactly do the citizens of Cowetta County have against wild & kinky sex? If God wants to get between me and mine, he/she better get ready for some serious fun.

If you’ve never tried bondage, a double and/or a little lube, you’ve never lived.

I can only guess that most all of the people that were against this store work for the CCBoE.

Just keep telling yourselves, “Baptists don’t drink”.

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Submitted by eodnnaenaj1 on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 8:01am.

I couldn't care less about the Starship controversy - but you need to speak with reverence when mentioning blue hairs - while not quite blue, it costs a lot of money to put all these gray, natural looking highlights in my hair!

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Submitted by hutch866 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 6:58pm.

The Starship has been on Old National for years.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 12:12am.

If anyone really needs to spend money in that dangerous sewer hole area I'll lend you one of my kevlar vests.

Before traveling to any part of ATL ghetto areas watch the 6:00 news 2 nights in a row. Then go apply for your carry permit.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:54pm.

is going to have to travel all the way to downtown Atlanta in order to continue to enjoy my Saturday nite 'delite'?? Just kidding, honestly, just kidding.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 5:12pm.

You just have to go up on Old National, up by the Longhorn steak place, at least that's what Diva told me. He also said mention his name.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by MYTMITE on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:31am.

I mentioned Diva and got a 75% discount and a special pass to the back room. They have a picture of him on the wall and a chair with a plaque stating "Diva sat here". Sure pays to know people in low places!

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 6:24am.

what is "low" about sex?
You wouldn't be here without it!

Oh, it is supposed to be hidden from others, is it?

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 3:41pm.

Notice something about the picture of Starship opponents?

Quite a few of them are "follicly challenged".

I wonder if our own Cyclist has an opinion on that? Eye-wink
Palin-Nugent 2012

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 7:47am.

How about "reverse mohawk". It's very much the "in" thing. Eye-wink
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by PTC Avenger on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:01pm.

I'm assuming you're familiar with the studies regarding a certain behavior, testosterone, and its conversion to DHT. Haha, good eye.

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:18pm.

...need not apply for Starship status. I just read an article on hair growth today. Weird.

Starship? Now I have "We built This City" stuck in my head. Thanks PTC Avenger.

“Ignorance can be fixed. Stupidity is forever”

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:35pm.

Perhaps those guys saw "starship" and thought they were auditioning for a local play for the "Jean Luc Picard" role?

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:14pm.

Your comment made me laugh out loud.

Not the best thing to do when I'm supposed to be conducting a status meeting by phone.

"Okay, who laughed??" Laughing out loud
Palin-Nugent 2012

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Submitted by opustv on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:38am.

Isn't it funny that the folks in Eat-A-Cow county can't stand to have a sex toy store but they have a liquor store on every corner and the swiftest illegal drug trade in all of metro Atlanta (look at the FBI stats). Nothing funnier than a hypocritical redneck.

Submitted by whitegirl2008 on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:56am.

okay you must not go into coweta county, cause if you did you would no there are no liquor stores in the whole county,,,,,,,now that is a funny thing...lololololololol Smiling

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Submitted by christi on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 9:47am.

Do you bother to think before you type? There are no liquor stores in Newnan, there are liquor stores in Peachtree City. Go get yourself another drink and pour it over your head. I'm nowhere near a "redneck" but I'd rather be one than an idiot.

Submitted by fayetteparent on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:12pm.

Did you misread that this is about Coweta County and not Clayton? They do not have liquor stores. and I doubt the bit about more drugs than any other in metro Atl.

Submitted by PTC Avenger on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 2:50pm.

There are no liquor stores in Coweta.

Can you provide a link to the FBI stats you speak of? I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just curious and interested in doing some research.

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 10:26am.

Could you tell me where the liquor stores are? I can only think of a few. Beer stores, yes. But Liquor? Grantville has 2, the Tucker's place and Jabbley's. I can't think of any others.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 12:37am.

...but most of those Coweta folks look like they could use some loosening up a bit with some X-rated vids.

(btw - why do some women wear those unattractive sweaters with horizontal stripes?)

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 2:58pm.

I didn't think we would ever agree on anything.

“Ignorance can be fixed. Stupidity is forever”

Submitted by joni52 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:44am.

With God in the middle of your Marriage,You have no need for all of the trash from a store. God brings the intimacy. ENOUGH SAID!!!

Submitted by sielo1 on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 9:15pm.


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Submitted by Findu Veryfunny on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 9:36pm.

shame! shame! he he he he he he

Submitted by 1 on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 4:07pm.

I see that my comment was deleted. So much for the first amendment. Freedom of the press. Whatever.

Submitted by ptcmom678 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 6:17am.

never to wear horizontal stripes, since they would be the most unflattering thing to my petite curvy little self, but the fashion police just couldn't squeeze in there cause the moral "majority" police didn't leave no room.

This is quite a narrow definition of adult products, by the way. By these standards, there would be businesses in some trouble in PTC. And are they counting actual 'sold' material or are they including five-finger discounted material because the customer doesn't want to get embarrassed at the checkout counter? Inquiring minds just want to know.


Submitted by sielo1 on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 9:54pm.

these people in Newnan didn't haven't shriveled little pricks they wouldn't be so intimidated by the six inch dildos sold at Starship.

Submitted by UrKidding on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 11:55pm.

Now ya'll are just scaring me. I thought all ya'll was from here. We've always gone north to those "stores" but to let them down here. ahhhh

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:28pm.

I guess it's back to GilRoy's to git me some more of those bondage supplies and gear I had so hoped to purchase from Starship for Mrs. Git. Eye-wink

(Okay guys...whatever you do don't tell she-who-must-be-obeyed that I said that Shocked )

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:38pm.

Us poor dumb backwards country folk just don't deserve a high falutin city store like that any-how-ways.

If we want to we can always put on the kevlar vests and dare to go up into the urban blight town atlanta and "git" our supplies.

Going up to ATL is acutally a good game sort of like cops and robbers for adults. Whoever stays up there for the longest without getting shot at or mugged wins. Usually the pot only adds up to about $500. dollars but still a challenge. Sort of like that survivor show on TV only more dangerous.

Submitted by rjhatl on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:03am.

"Whoever stays up there for the longest without getting shot at or mugged wins."

Hm. Well, I lived in Midtown for eleven years without getting shot at or mugged or experiencing any other form of non-Bill-Campbell-related crime. Please to be sending check now. Smiling

Submitted by mysteryman on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:47pm.

This would be icing on the cake im sure it would do well in Fayettenam right next to the new Goodwill store, can you say movin on up.....NYCE

Submitted by UrKidding on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 12:19am.

I reflect as I've been her 40 years and as of tomorrow (today) will be 42 what Fayetteville was and is now. The Pavillion was a location we as teenagers camped out driving in with four wheel drive was the only way to get there. When they started cutting down the trees my parents put our house up for sell. As a teenager didn't understand why as they moved further south (Senoia) but as an adult well now I get it. So now I'm a parent and I'm here PTC as it's changing so what to do? How long do I wait to see what happens next? Interesting to see how things have changed.

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Submitted by cowtipn on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:03am.

As a teenager you camped out in a landfill?

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 10:01pm.

Don't laugh!! If Harold thought he could get money under the table from this starship guy, and fill in one of our MANY empty stores in PTC it will happen here.

Some of us have to get to work. This has been good and bad day. The racist rev. lowery from ATL kind of ruined the spirit of the day for me. That and losing Wulfman. I'm tapped out. Have a good night everyone.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:53pm.

If this county is so bad, why don't you avail yourself of the numerous roads that lead out of the county and carry your sorry butt somewhere else. Judging by so many of your posts I suggest Idaho.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by mysteryman on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:59pm.

I plan to stay and fight, after being witness to the retreat from College Park in the 80s, but you go ahead ill cover ya, no place left to fall back to, figure well hold the ranks here for now ....PEACE...

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Submitted by hutch866 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 6:41am.

The difference between you and me is (besides the fact I know what an apostrophe is and where to use it) I'm not the one crying about Fayette like you do. I'm( note the apostrophe) not the one that in one post says we should all work together and then in the next post stereotypes someone or a whole race. BTW, I was in a Walmart yesterday and didn't( yet again, there's an apostrophe) see all those empty shelves you and Darth Vader keep harping about. I'm happy to live here, if you can find a better place to live by all means go there, it would make Fayette a better place to be as soon as you leave. NYCE

I yam what I yam....Popeye

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Submitted by yellowjax1212 on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:27am.

I grew up in College Park off of Old National Hwy. (an airline brat). Moved to Union City when I got married then spent several years in Fairburn before coming to PTC. I agree with you Hutch, if you other guys hate it here so much - MAN UP and MOVE ON!

Submitted by Spyglass on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 11:18am.

I have family all over Metro Atlanta, and BY FAR they enjoy coming to PTC more than anywhere else.

Let the complainers just MOVE....

Submitted by swmbo on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:34pm.

Let me know if you need the name of some good mail order sources. The merchandise always comes in a plain, brown wrapper and the credit card bill reflects an innocuous something-or-other-Enterprises-Limited name.

Very discreet Cool

If you and I are always in agreement, one of us is likely armed and dangerous.

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:36pm.


Submitted by swmbo on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:42pm.


If you and I are always in agreement, one of us is likely armed and dangerous.

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 9:50pm.

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